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South Africa: SA 'Falling Short' On HIV Prevention Goals

South Africa's struggle to meet its HIV treatment coverage goals, combined with strong evidence of reduced condom use, is key to the slow progress in achieving reduced HIV incidence, according to a new study released by the University of Cape Town (UCT) yesterday

Published
16 June 2019
From
AllAfrica
Dr Demetre Daskalakis: ‘If We Do This Right’ Maybe H.I.V. Will Be Forgotten

During his tenure, New York City has succeeded in lowering H.I.V. transmission rates, rolling out PrEP and rebranding the city’s STD (for sexually transmitted disease) Clinics as Sexual Health Clinics.

Published
13 June 2019
From
New York Times
Trump’s bid to wipe out AIDS will take more than a pill

Eradicating the virus will need to look less like a science experiment and more like a broad social welfare program.

Published
11 June 2019
From
Politico
Which HIV Prevention Methods Are Most Cost Effective in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Researchers conducted a systematic review of 60 studies in search of answers.

Published
11 June 2019
From
POZ
England: Sexual health figures mask serious trends and inequalities

Sexual health must be sufficiently funded on a national level, to deliver high quality sexual health services and information, say the Health and Social Care Committee in its report on sexual health.

Published
02 June 2019
From
Parliament
Fifty new HIV diagnoses at Dean Street linked to caps on IMPACT study

One of the most sobering posters at BHIVA 2019 was able to directly link recent HIV infections to the NHS block on access to PrEP.

Published
10 May 2019
From
HIV i-Base
London: Tower Hamlets Mayor calls for Government to fund PrEP for all to stop HIV transmission

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets has written to Matt Hancock the Secretary of State for health, to call for the funding of HIV treatment that could stop the spread of HIV, saving the NHS millions of pounds.

Published
11 April 2019
From
Tower Hamlets council
Sticker Shock: PrEP Is Not Cost-Effective at Current Price, Health Economists Find

For years, the U.S. HIV prevention community has known that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is prohibitively expensive for many patients who need it. Now, new research presented at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) in Atlanta finds that not only is PrEP expensive for individual patients, it's also not cost-effective for the health system as a whole.

Published
09 April 2019
From
The Body
Scotland urged to eliminate new HIV transmissions by 2030

Scotland has a chance to eliminate new cases of HIV if it avoids complacency in the fight against the virus, according to a charity.

Published
26 March 2019
From
BBC News
UK Government appoints first National Adviser for LGBT Health

Clinical adviser in the NHS appointed to advise on LGBT health issues. Expert panel also appointed, which will focus on key issues such as conversion therapy, improving access and tackling inequality in healthcare.

Published
18 March 2019
From
gov.uk
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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